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World’s Fastest Ground Vehicle

World’s Fastest Ground Vehicle:

China has unveiled a high-speed maglev train with a designed top speed of 600 kms per hour. It is stated to be the world’s fastest ground vehicle.

  • The new maglev transportation system made its public debut in the coastal city of Qingdao, China’s east Shandong province.
  • Launched in October 2016, the high-speed maglev train project saw the development of a magnetic-levitation train prototype with a designed top speed of 600 kms per hour in 2019, and conducted a successful test run in June 2020.
  • The train fills the speed gap between aviation and high-speed trains.
  • Compared with traditional vehicles running on wheels, high-speed maglev trains do not have contact with rail tracks.
  • They have advantages in terms of efficiency and speed and produce very little noise.